Sophomore forward Murphy Holloway told Kennedy that he was planning to transfer from Ole Miss Friday so that he could be closer to his infant daughter, who is currently living with Holloway’s mother and his girlfriend in South Carolina. Holloway, who is a native of Irmo, S.C., said the decision to leave Oxford and his teammates was tough. (May 3, 2010, Page 1B)
Water Valley’s softball season came to an end Friday with a 10-0 loss in six innings to Nettleton in the Class 3A playoffs. The Lady Blue Devils finished the year 11-8 overall. (May 3, 2010, Page 2B)
A good approach at the plate led to some early offense and an eventual win for the Water Valley Blue Devils in their Class 3A baseball playoff series with Independence Friday evening.
The Blue Devils advanced to the second round of the playoffs after defeating the Wildcats 10-4. WVHS scored the game’s first six runs and then tacked on its final four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. (May 3, 2010, Page 2B)
LHS lost 3-1 to the Lady Whippets on Friday at LHS before heavy rains prevented the decisive doubleheader on Saturday to be played. In the loss on Friday, the Lady Commodores stranded nine base runners overall, with eight in scoring position, a stat coach Cay Papagolos said had to improve. (May 3, 2010, Page 3B)
Two balanced performances on both the track and field led to second-place finishes for the Lafayette girls and boys track teams Friday in the Region 1-4A meet held at Pontotoc.
The Lady Commodores totaled 102 points, while the Commodores totaled 105.5 points. Pontotoc won both the girls and boys portions with 175 and 216 points respectively. Byhalia finished third in the girls meet with 75 points, while Center Hill was third in the boys meet with 82.5 points. A total of 12 teams competed in the annual meet. (May 3, 2010, Page 3B)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Lafayette’s baseball team advanced into the second round of the Class 4A playoffs Friday evening with a 3-1 win over Cleveland at W.V. Brewer Field. (more…) (May 1, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Saturday’s Class 4A playoff doubleheader between the Lafayette Lady Commodores and the Kosciusko Lady Whippets has been postponed until Monday due to the heavy rain and threat of tornados that have hit the North Mississippi area. (more…) (May 1, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — S ophomore forward Murphy Holloway will be leaving the Ole Miss men’s basketball team so that he can get closer to his infant daughter and mother who helps raise the child. (more…) (April 30, 2010)
The Regional 1-5,6A track meets that were scheduled to be held Saturday at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field has been moved to Monday to avoid the inclement weather scheduled for the Oxford area on Saturday. The meet Monday will begin with the 3,200 meter run at 1 p.m. Check out www.oxfordtrackandfield.com for any other details about the meet coming up. (April 30, 2010)
A 29-year career that helped produced numerous accolades, public exposure and countless memories for Ole Miss sports and the athletes that play them will come to an end today with the retirement of Langston Rogers. (April 30, 2010, Page 6A)